Partnership Training Series

Training Events for Architect and Interior Design Partners, Presented by Audio Advice.

Winter Training 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016
8621 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27617

It's that time of the year again! Do you have all the credits you need for AIA or IDCEC?

Join us for a full day of learning about managing client expectations, from LED lighting to hiding A/V. Come for both sessions or just one. AIA credits for both courses IDCEC for afternoon courses.

Sun room lighting and shading

Event Schedule

9:30am - 10:00am | Meet & Greet

Take time to network with like-minded professionals over coffee and pastries!

10:00am - 11:00am | Controlling LEDs to Meet Customer Expectations

(AIA) Credits: AIA Program # CLED16 (1.0LU/HSW)

This course describes how LED lamps and fixtures can provide an exciting alternative light source for general illumination. LED products and technologies are improving rapidly and are appearing everywhere from lighting showrooms to your local Wal-Mart.

  • Learn features and benefits of LEDs and the applications that are best suited for them.
  • Analyze the different components of a LED and the importance of making sure that these components are compatible with one another.
  • Compare different control types and standards in order to identify the differences between them.
  • Learn about and recognize LED drivers as a critical component in the LED lighting systems and identify their important characteristics.

11:00am - 12:00pm | Lunch (TBD)

12:00pm - 1:00pm | From Vision to Reality: Where Technology Meets Design


This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be "photoshopped" out in real life to retain the integrity of the space.

In this course, you will learn:

  • To identify the challenges of multiple technologies and the aesthetic inconsistencies across different devices and brands
  • To create awareness of low visual impact technologies that can overcome these issues
  • To teach basic principles of audio and HVAC placement for best functionality with minimal intrusion
  • To discuss project lifecycles in relation to technology and identify opportunity to minimize long term effects